John Alcott Barry Lyndon, Cinematography. For Barry Lyndon, director Stanley Kubrick wanted to make the film look as authentic as possible. He worked with DP John Alcott to use only natural light wherever possible. Film was not very sensitive in those days so great skill had to be used to capture these beautiful candle-lit shots.
Stanley Kubrick “The director’s job is to know what emotional statement he wants a character to convey in his scene or his line. The director’s taste and imagination play a crucial role in the making of a film. Is it meaningful? Is it believable? Is it interesting? Those are the questions that have to be answered several hundred times a day.”